The 61-year-old's death follows an alarming string of celebrity hanging suicide deaths in recent years.
As for Africa, Bourdain declared the continent, "one of the best arguments for travel I can think of", and lauded its ability to exist as a "functioning multicultural, multilingual, extraordinarily TOLERANT society. One of the great storytellers of our time who connected with so many around the world on a level rarely seen", Ripert said.
In 2016, Bourdain spoke with CBS News' Anthony Mason. Mr. Bourdain knew the chef, Monsieur Nasti; he knew the kitchen.
"For example when they were shooting their segment, there was a table with two Americans".
Meanwhile, the TV star's camera crew had set up to film at an outdoor market in nearby Strasbourg.
But inevitably, at the end of those days, I returned home, or to a hotel room I would not have been able to afford on my own.
According to reports, Bourdain hanged himself.
When the crew heard of the news, everyone "just sat on the ground", master butcher Christine Speisser, who was to show Bourdain around the market, told People.
People often just need "a non-judgmental open ear to talk and for someone to just be able to listen to them and what is going on in the world", she said.
'He was an incredible guy.
"It is hard to imagine he is gone", Anderson Cooper said Friday night.
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"He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this", she told the publication, which was a longtime editor for. His Emmy-winning show Parts Unknown inspired armies of travelers, writers, chefs, and food lovers alike.
Saltz said you can say: "I really notice that you're suffering or you're down or I'm noticing this and I want to listen".
The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week have put fresh scrutiny on how the news media covers suicides - journalistic choices that mental health experts and researchers say could have life-or-death consequences for readers.
An Italian photographer apparently snapped photos of Argento and Clément "holding hands and hugging", TMZ reported, however, the photog pulled the pics off the market right after news of Bourdain's broke.
"It's the feeling that they won't be understood, that they won't be listened to, that they'll be ashamed, that they'll be stigmatized", she said.
She later deleted the post.
"Anthony gave all of himself in everything he did", Argento wrote.
'He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.
"Thoughts and love to all his family and close friends xxxxxxxxxxx".
Anthony Bourdain leaves behind girlfriend Asia, pictured, and his 11-year-old daughter.